Monthly Archives: October 2015

490 Love Unlimited – Sofi Marinova (Bulgaria, 2012)

Bulgaria competed every year from 2005 to 2013 but, of their nine entries in the first 60 years of Eurovision, only one has managed to qualify from the semi finals (see No. 409) – surely one of the reasons they … Continue reading

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491 Only Teardrops – Emmelie De Forest (Denmark, 2013)

The runaway winner of the 2013 contest appearing at a lowly No. 491 must rank as the first major shock of our Eurovision Countdown. However, at least it does make the Top 500 – there are a total of 15 contest winners … Continue reading

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492 It’s All About You – Juliana Pasha (Albania, 2010)

Little Albania first competed in Eurovision in 2004. Since then they’ve been ever-present, qualifying for the final on seven occasions and featuring in the Top 10 twice. This, their 2010 offering, is the first of five Albanian entries in our … Continue reading

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493 Viver Senza Tei – Furbaz (Switzerland, 1989)

From 1966 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 1998 Eurovision rules stipulated that a song had to be sung in a country’s national language. With four to choose from this has given multi-lingual Switzerland more options than anyone. Back in 1956 … Continue reading

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494 La Noche Es Para Mi – Soraya Arnelas (Spain, 2009)

Since the millennium one of the most popular routes to Eurovision has been via televised talent shows like Pop Idol, X Factor and the Voice. Spain’s Operación Triunfo was a reality talent show similar in format to the UK’s Fame Academy … Continue reading

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495 Caracola – Los TNT (Spain, 1964)

Tim, Nelly and Tony Croatto (hence Los TNT) were siblings. They had been born in Udine, Italy, but had emigrated as children, first to Uraguay and then onto Argentina. They released their first single in 1960 and achieved considerable success throughout … Continue reading

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496 Rendez-Vous – Pas De Deux (Belgium, 1983)

With their passing resemblance to Joanne Catherall and Susan Sulley of the Human League, singers Dett Peyskens and Hilde van Roy were obviously aiming at a more contemporary audience than was usual for Eurovision, while the third official member of the group Walter Verdin … Continue reading

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